Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken

Subject: Definition of Tech Writer, was STC is broken
From: Michael West <WestM -at- conwag -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 16:37:05 +1000

Nancy wrote:
> I would have agreed with your definition until I got this last
> contract. I've been hired as a tech writer -- we're all called tech
> writers -- to write about banking regulations.
> Are we still tech writers, or should we really be called business

Who's this "we", Keemosabe?

Don't know about you, but I'm a technical communicator who will accept
roles as a technical writer, a user assistance developer, a business
writer, a technical editor, a web content developer, an instructional
designer, or, if it should come to that, a sign-painter.

It's all communication.

Mike West
Melbourne, Australia

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